When thinking of fraud and scams, we traditionally think seniors or less tech savvy consumers. But you might be surprised to know that young adults are reported losing money to fraud more often that senior citizens. One of the best ways we can help stop fraud and scams is to teach how to recognize them.
(…we’re not just talking about your ex)
Not sure what you are dealing with? Ask a trusted friend or family member, your local law enforcement agency or your bank or credit union. We’re here to help.
Common scams targeting young adults
What if I’ve been impacted by one of these? Report it to your local law enforcement agency. The more awareness we can spread, the more impact we can have in fighting fraud!
Tips to protect yourself
- Consult with trusted family and friends.
- Add your phone number to the National Do Not Call Registry and block unwanted calls and text messages.
- Monitor your accounts regularly and get a copy of your credit report from com.
- Don’t click on links or download files in unexpected texts, emails or social media messages.
- Stay vigilant and be cautious of red flags.